RDS Dublin Horse Show unveils Anantara The Marker Dublin as sponsor of the top prize for Best Dressed  

Today (Tuesday 25th) the RDS unveiled the Five-Star Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel as the sponsor for Best Dressed at the RDS Dublin Horse Show which takes place on Thursday, 10th August on the Band Lawn of the RDS. The winner of Best Dressed will receive an Anantara package worth €10,000 whilst the runner up will walk away with a €2,000 gift card for the luxury Dublin hotel.

The 2023 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ RDS Dublin Horse Show Dublin takes place next month from 9th – 13th August in the iconic grounds of the RDS combining sport, style and socialising in the heart of Dublin.

The show is packed with five days of action, from the pageantry of the Opening day on Wednesday 9th, to Best Dressed on the Thursday 10th and the Nations Cup and the Aga Khan Trophy on the Friday 11th to the much loved Puissance on 12th and the highly competitive Grand Prix for the elite showjumpers on Sunday 13th.


Sarah wears pink suit from Zara, hat from Margaret O’Connor, Lorraine wears X, Sarah wears black and white dress and hat, Fashion Relief Store in aid of Oxfam in Frascati Shopping Centre


Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel has appointed fashionista and broadcaster Lorraine Keane as its celebrity fashion judge. Lorraine, together with her fellow judge, Bairbre Power, the Fashion Editor of the Irish Independent will be the hunt for Best Dressed on the day and are both very much looking forward to seeing all the style on show at this year’s highly anticipated event.


Lorraine said, “I’m so excited to judge this year’s ‘Best Dressed’ competition, it’s such a lovely occasion for people to dress up, express themselves and take to the stage to be interviewed by my friend and fellow tv and radio presenter, Laura Woods. This year I’m looking for something creative, something that shows a unique style, and I would love to see an element of sustainability- whether attendants buy from sustainable brands, explore vintage fashion or preloved charity shops, borrow or rent, we can all practice conscious consumption”.


Michael Davern, General Manager of Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel said, “The Dublin Horse Show is deeply rooted in Ireland’s culture and upholds an iconic global reputation as an unmissable event in the sporting and social calendar. Our sponsorship of Best Dressed at this year’s Dublin Horse Show allows us to connect with people who are interested in the essence of individual authenticity and luxury which provides us with the opportunity to tell our audience about the remarkable changes that have occurred recently at our luxury hotel and more importantly– introduce who we are as Anantara. A brand that’s foundation is providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations through indigenous authentic experiences. Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas recently made its debut in Ireland when it took over what was formerly known as The Marker Hotel.  Our 187-bedroom, Five-Star Hotel has undergone a major renovation programme which has seen all of the bedrooms being completely reimagined as well as the addition of our new destination restaurant, Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins. It’s an exciting time for our property and we are very much looking forward to showcasing it to the Dublin Horse Show audience and to working with the RDS and the team there.”


Best Dressed First Prize: 

Stay at the Five-Star Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel, Dublin

  • Spa Membership for two
  • Stay at Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel in a suite with breakfast (2 nights)
  • Spa treatment for two
  • Three course meal at the new destination restaurant, Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins with bubbles on the rooftop to follow




Stay at the Five -Star Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, Portugal

  • Return flights Dublin – Faro
  • Stay in the Palm Suite for two with breakfast (4 nights)
  • Couples Massage (60 Minute)
  • Traditional Algarvian Dinner at Ria
  • Dinner at Sensai


Best Dressed Second Prize:

  • Spa Membership at Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel
  • Stay at Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel in a Premium Room with breakfast (2 nights)



Longines ‘Elegance is an Attitude’ Prizes

  • Longines Dolce Vita
  • Longines Spirit


Commencing at 12pm, entrants will register on the Band Lawn and where they can also avail of make-up touch-ups from well-known Irish owned beauty brand AYU Cosmetics. This will be followed by a photo, a straightforward registration, and a warm welcome to the stage by Laura Woods where entrants present their look to the judges and audience.


For more information visit www.dublinhorseshow.com

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.ie/DublinHorseShow


For further information, imagery and interviews please contact:

Joanne Byrne | joannebyrne@presence.ie | 01 6761062 | 087 2494 668


Notes to editor:


About the RDS Dublin Horse Show

This will be the 148th Dublin Horse Show.


The first show was held in 1864 under the auspices of the Society but organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of Ireland. In 1868 the first show was held and organised by the Royal Dublin Society on the lawns of Leinster House. 1881 the Show moved to ‘Ball’s Bridge’ and has remained here ever since.


Filled with great family fun, good food, fancy drinks, and a little dressing up, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Dublin Horse Show is an amazing experience and one of the best days out of the summer. And we haven’t even mentioned horses! Throughout the five days the extensive RDS grounds will host the best of equestrianism – it is, after all, considered one of the top equestrian shows in the world!




About Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel:

Overlooking the Waterfront on Grand Canal Square in the heart of Dublin City, Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel offers slick architecture, design and an incredible location. Part of the regenerated Docklands that exemplify the city’s cosmopolitan future, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure guests. The area is home to tech and finance giants, chic restaurants and world-class theatres. Offering eight state-of-the-art event and meeting facilities and 187 renovated stylish guest rooms over six floors, guests can savour the best of modern Irish cuisine at Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins whilst the rooftop bar draws crowds from across the city with its 360˚ views of the mountains and sea. Retreat to the cocoon like Anantara Spa with an indoor pool and extensive wet facilities.